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Locust sp

Observed: 24th September 2012 By: philpphilp’s reputation in Invertebrates
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It does indeed look like a locust - probably caught up in the strong winds we've been having and blown some way off course! Probably worth letting your local biological records centre know as I guess this would be a relatively rare sighting, I'm sure they would be interested to know.

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Med to Midlands grasshopper

I last saw these in Greece where they're common... It's a long way from home (Southern Europe/Med) and will be getting too chilly to survive outside soon. This link gives their status as "Occasional casual introduction", so Michael's suggestion of how it came to the midlands is likely.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.